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Old 09-14-2005, 08:25 AM   #31
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Default Re: Scrambled Turnips

It does.



The 675 looks like an R1 to me too.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:34 AM   #32
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True, but if it's a hardcore sportbike what's the point? What class is it going to race in? Are you going to want to ride the thing for 500 miles a day? Or will it actually be fairly comfy?



To me, it just seems pointless to have something that can't race have race ergos.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:36 AM   #33
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The Scrambler? Hmmm. I was hoping for more of a real dual-sport bike, not a Bonne with GoodYear tires and upswept pipes.



So long 4 cylinders - prolly too expensive to make it for the volume and price. They need to bring back the Speed 4 in some form.



A twin cylinder entry-level bike, supermotard based on the Bonne lump, 500cc, 400lbs, 50hp nice springy suspension and priced at about $5.5k.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:37 AM   #34
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375lbs probably translates to about 640lbs all gassed-up.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #35
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True, you make a good point. There has been speculation that the WSS rules will be changed to allow the 675 triple. There does seem to be some reason why Triumph chose the 675 displacement. Now, whether it's because it fits neatly between the 600-fours and the 750-twin remains to be seen. WSS doesn't seem to be making any major rules changes, yet. Although, it could be argued that allowing the triple isn't really a major rules change. And maybe AMA? BSS?



And also remember the majority of 600 SS buyers. They just want the biket that's the baddest so they can play Ricky Racer or brag to the squid hoards about, not the one that's most practical. Triumph may be playing right along to a degree.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:20 AM   #36
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I like the scrambler as well. Could the staff provide input on it as well, after the official release on the 18th?
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:24 AM   #37
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Default I meant "hordes."

Since I butchered that last sentence. What I meant was:



And also remember the motivation of the typical 600 SS buyer. They just want the bike that's the "baddest" so they can play Ricky Racer or impress the squid hordes. Triumph may be playing right along to a degree.



Oh, and how many of the current supersports ever see the track?
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:27 AM   #38
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:27 AM   #39
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:31 AM   #40
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No, your friend is right. I thought the SV1000 ergos were bad, too. There's a fairly long stretch to the bars and the bars themselves are too narrow and angled too far downward.



The bike might fit some well, but not me.
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